The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is committed to serving all of West Virginia’s and the surrounding region’s stroke care needs.

In addition to our extensive telestroke coverage, the WVU Stroke Center team also provides:

  • Neurocritical care and stroke units staffed by a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses and therapists who have received extensive education in stroke and cerebrovascular disease
  • A performance improvement process that follows the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Registry initatives and goals
  • Advanced diagnostic and imaging techniques
  • Prevention, early intervention, and rehabilitation services led by WVU neurologists and advanced practice providers for patients who are at risk for stroke or who have had a stroke
  • Specific diagnosis of the type of dementia
  • Diagnosis of underlying conditions
  • Development of a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient
  • Addressing the patient’s caregiver/family’s unique needs


    WVU Medicine’s J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is a leader in stroke care and is an award winning Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

    The Center’s multidisciplinary stroke team is comprised of experts in a range of specialties, providing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    • Emergency Medicine Staff, EMS, and HealthNet Aeromedical Services
    • Neurology and Neurosurgery
    • Radiology and Neuro-Interventional Radiology
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • Inpatient Clinical Labs
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Care Management


    WVU Stroke Center telemedicine locations provide patients in Appalachia critical access to hospitals. Thirty-two telestroke and teleneurology locations across West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland connect neurology physicians with rural hospitals, offering specialized care. By collaborating across the region, RNI neurologists quickly provide the most advanced treatment modalities for stroke, headache disorders, and general neurology.

    Telestroke partners

    Consults performed

    Teleneurology partners

    Recognized by the American Heart Association

    The WVU Stroke Center is a recipient of the American Heart Association Gold Plus Performance Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll, which recognizes healthcare organizations for excellence and offer the best possible outcomes for stroke patients.

    Certified by the Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

    Designated High-Performing by U.S. News & World Report

    WVU Medicine’s stroke programs at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Memorial Hospital, Camden Clark Medical Center, Uniontown Hospital, and Wheeling Hospital have been recognized as High Performing in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 rankings.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment,
    call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)


    The WVU Stroke Center offers a stroke support group that provides education to stroke survivors and caregivers about topics relating to stroke. To learn more about the WVU Stroke Center Stroke Support Group meetings, please click below or call 304-293-1415.




    Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, making stroke a leading cause of death among Americans. How do you know when someone’s having a stroke and what should you do? RNI neurologist and WVU Stroke Center director Muhammud Alvi, MD, explains in this WVU Medicine Health Report.



    The expert neurointerventionalists at WVU Medicine have provided minimally invasive treatment for strokes and aneurysms for more than 15 years. They help shape the future of neurointerventional services through leadership roles in national physician societies, serving as editors for medical journals and by participating in the latest research and clinical trials.


    General information

    We are located in the WVU Rockefeller Innovation Center (Adjacent to the WVU Cancer Institute) in Morgantown, West Virginia.

    33 Medical Center Drive
    Morgantown, WV 26506

    Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

    Please call (304) 598-6127 with any questions or concerns.


    Referrals and appointment requests

    If you need to refer a patient or schedule an appointment, please call 855-WVU-CARE or send an email to [email protected].



    If you are a healthcare provider and would like to consult with one of our stroke experts, please call (304) 598-4809 to speak with our referral specialist. You may also call our Medical Access Referral System (MARS) at (800) 982-6277.


    Our team of specialists